Tue May 18–Tue Jun 22, 2021

Dance for Pleasure Activism

Learn joyful, gentle, and holistic dance movements

Instructor: Johnny Huy Nguyen

Single-week registration is still available for this class.

“How do we make social justice the most pleasurable human experience? How can we awaken within ourselves desires that make it impossible to settle for anything less than a fulfilling life?” – adrienne maree brown, author of Pleasure Activism

Pleasure is a radical act.

Come ground yourself in pleasure while learning joyful, gentle, and holistic dance movements from across multiple traditions including street, contemporary, and martial arts.

In this six-week class, students will be encouraged to align the body with breath, gravity, and other sources of energy while exploring movements that encourage pleasure and harmony.

By the end of this class students will have an increased awareness of what types of dance movements feel good to them and how to experience and express joy and pleasure with their own body.

Open to all levels. No previous dance experience is needed.

“Pleasure activism” is a term quoined by the author adrienne maree brown in her book by the same title.


Meet the Instructor:


Johnny Huy Nguyen is a dance artist and teacher based in unceded Ramaytush – Ohlone territory (San Francisco) and a second generation Vietnamese American. His practice is centered on the body, recognizing its power as a place of knowing, site of activism, gateway to healing, and crucible of imagination. Drawing from 14 years of experience with fluency in movement modalities including street dance, contemporary, modern, and martial arts, his aim is to be in reciprocity with his students, serving as a guide in their personal journeys of finding joy, healing, and empowerment within their bodies.



This class will take place in the outdoor Plaza of the Presidio Theatre. Temperatures will be taken upon entering and participants will be required to wear a mask and maintain at least 6-feet of distance at all times. Further safety information will be provided after registering.

Learn about the Presidio Theatre’s general COVID-19 Safety Protocols here.


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